Typeform has revolutionised the way people create and distribute online forms. Our easy to use drag and drop builder and focus on great design and experience are what separates us from monkeys.
We have been working hard to bring this approach to other areas, and we’re excited to announce our first step: TypeGame.
Introducing TypeGame Beta
TypeGame is a whole new way of building, designing and sharing games online. We’ve taken the familiar Typeform builder and expanded it with great features for creating and distributing games that you and your friends can play on PC, Mac, Smartphone and Tablets.
Functionality is currently limited, as we are still in the early stages of the Beta, but we plan to add more features over time.
Everything you see in the Form Invaders was built using TypeGame. It’s easy to make fun and engaging games that look great and work on a variety of platforms, just like a Typeform.
Building your own typegames
To create a typegame, you use the same builder you have always used, with 4 brand new elements you can drag and drop. These are:
- Game Container
This contains your entire game, and works a lot like a Question Group. Into this container you can drag and drop other elements, such as players, as well as Import Flash projects or add your own ActionScript code (more about that later).
Player and Enemy
These elements contain all the information related to the avatars in the game. Upload your own image, or search for icons from The Noun Project or The WWWational Museum. Add ActionScript to define how the elements move, interact with objects in the game, and what powers they have.
Assign score values to certain actions in the game, and display a score on screen. Let players share these scores through social media and challenge their friends. It’s super easy, just drag and drop.
Already started making your game in Flash? No problem! Just upload your .fla file and the TypeGame builder automagically converts it, ready for you to edit, design and share.
Add advanced functionality to your type games with ActionScript 3.0 scripting. Define movement patterns, set death animations, give the little guys weapons. All it takes is a few lines of script, and you’re on your way. New to ActionScript? Find out more on Adobe Developer Connection.
We’re really excited about what we’ve been able to achieve with TypeGame, and the power it brings to those who want to make and share online games. This is just the beginning of a brand new adventure.